Sogeti France has announced its entry into the world of eSports, becoming the first Technology Services Company to sponsor an eSport team.
Sogeti will be sponsoring Oplon team on 4 different games: League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League and Trackmania. Sogeti's focus around technology and innovation are also linked to the world of sports. Therefore, the partnership with the Oplon team is also based on the sharing of common values such as passion, team spirit and fun.
The partnership is an outcome of the similar values shared by Sogeti and Team Oplon. Speaking about the partnership, Eric de Quatrebarbes, Executive Director of Sogeti France, explained: "After Capgemini became the Global Innovation Partner for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series last year for our Group sports sponsorship worldwide, we decided at Sogeti to innovate this year at the local level by integrating the world of eSports, which brings together a massive community of players with very diverse profiles. ESport and gaming resonate perfectly with our activity around digital, technology and innovation. Of course, many of our employees are amateurs or players of online games. Our choice to sponsor the Oplon team is the result of a meeting and the sharing of common values. I am delighted with this partnership, and we will support the Oplon during the competitions.”
Baptiste Vasse, President of Team Oplon, added: "Today we are taking a new step in our development and it is a real pleasure to wear the colours of the Sogeti brand. The many values we share are key elements for us in signing this partnership. This association honours us and gives meaning to our action. Sogeti's support during our competitions will energize our teams.”